 ## thoughts & notes

September 21, 2018

If you have not seen part 1, you may do so below (video):

In part two, I will share with you some tips to tackle a math exam paper as well as some of the common practices which I think are not ideal.

A) "Not - so - good" exam behvaiour

Let us look at some of the common i...

March 1, 2018

Here's a summary of how my students who took A levels in 2017 performed. No names will be mentioned to keep privacy of my students (only school and initials will be used).

1) RVHS 1 : H2 math: A, Further math: D to A

2) RVHS 2: H2 math: A, Further math: U to A

3) RVHS 3:...

September 12, 2017

In this post, we take a look at a "tricky" question whereby the concept of function / graphing transformation is merged together with the concept of complex numbers (roots of polynomial). Due to copyright issues, the question below has been modified, but the essence of...

September 12, 2017

In this question, we take a closer look on a question on vectors in which many students will only get half the credit even though they may know the topic very well. It is all about being "exam smart" and think from the examiner's point of view what are the answer(s) th...

September 12, 2017

In this post we take a look at a probability question which involves the sketching of Venn diagram. This question also highlights a common mistake a student on independent events. Due to copyright issues, the question posted below has been modified but the original ess...

September 12, 2017

In this post we take a look at finding the points on a line which has a specific distance away from another point. The "hence" part of this question is actually a thinking question in which the solution is very simple if a student catches the link from the previous par...

September 12, 2017

In this post we will look at a question on finding the intersection point between 2 lines. This question is fairly routine, just that the equations and answer is all in terms of unknown "a" and "b" which might make some students feel uncomfortable. Due to copyright iss...

September 11, 2017

In this post we take a closer look at a question on application of integration, which is crafted in a way many students could not tell which topic this question is about. Through this question we see that the recent A level questions could be "unguided". Due to copyrig...

September 11, 2017

In this post we take a look at a question on probability that may look daunting at first sight due to the length description. However this question is actually pretty simple. Due to copyright issues, the question has been modified but the essence of the original questi...

September 11, 2017

In this post we will look at the conditions when a vector line does not have a unique intersection point with a plane. Due to copyright issues, the question posted below has been modified but the essence of the original question remains the same.